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Media Inquiries

Speak to Our Experts

With an integrated network of over 1,000 employees, Maine Behavioral Healthcare can provide access
to professionals who have experience and expertise on a wide range of mental health issues.
Our areas of media expertise include:

  • Anxiety and stress-related disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Chronic and persistent mental illness
  • Co-occurring psychiatric and substance use problems
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Evidence-based psychiatric treatments
  • Mental health issues in children and adolescents
  • Healthcare financing
  • Mental health legislation and advocacy
  • Nonprofit mental healthcare
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Psychiatric research
  • Psychiatric residency training programs
  • PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicide prevention
  • Treatment for youth with developmental disorders, such as autism
  • Youth psychosis and early intervention

Set up an Interview

Contact Valerie Compagna, Marketing and Communications Manager at 207-661-6633 or vcompagna@mainebehavioralhealthcare.org.

Tips for Reporting on Suicide

Are you reporting on a suicide?  Below are some things you should know from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

  • More than 50 research studies worldwide have found that certain types of news coverage can increase the likelihood of suicide in vulnerable individuals. The magnitude of the increase is related to the amount, duration and prominence of coverage.
  • Risk of additional suicides increases when the story explicitly describes the suicide method, uses dramatic/graphic headlines or images, and repeated/extensive coverage sensationalizes or glamorizes a death.
  • Covering suicide carefully, even briefly, can change public misperceptions and correct myths, which can encourage those who are vulnerable or at risk to seek help.

Guidelines to help you report on suicide in a helpful, thoughtful manner from reportingonsuicide.org

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Rockland Peer Support Center Celebrates Grand Re-Opening June 18th
The Rockland Peer Support Center located at 12 Union Street, Rockland, invites the public to a grand re-opening celebration from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, June 18, to raise awareness about the center and the needs of the community it supports.
Federal arbitrator in Indiana rules against Anthem practices that are similar to insurer’s disputed approach in Maine
The problems that led MaineHealth to remove its flagship hospital from the Anthem network starting in 2023 have created controversy across the country.
MaineHealth gives notice to remove Maine Medical Center from Anthem’s health insurance network beginning in 2023
The health system recognizes the decision could be disruptive for people with Anthem coverage, but the issues at stake threaten MaineHealth’s ability to provide the same level of care.
Developmental Center Gets Kids Ready for Real Life with Grocery Training Area
Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s Glickman Lauder Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders now offers students real-life experience with grocery shopping thanks to a donation by Hannaford Supermarkets.